Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2018) – Baylor University will host the 24th annual Beall Poetry Festival on March 21-23, featuring a student literary contest, poetry readings and a panel discussion.
Persecution of Christians Is Rising in China, but Christianity Is ‘Vibrant, Unashamed and Rapidly Growing,’ Says Baylor Religion Professor Who Lectures There
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2018) — In recent days, Baylor University religion professor Daniel H. Williams, Ph.D., has walked a thin line. He must stay in the academic arena — not the personal one — as he teaches the history of Christianity.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Three Baylor University mission teams served in Texas over spring break to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as by hunger, homelessness and many other circumstances. More than 60 students, faculty and staff traveled across the state to serve in schools, nonprofits, neighborhoods, respite centers and community buildings.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will celebrate Women’s History Month with lectures and history walks. There will also be a variety of concerts, forums and the 16th annual Bearathon half-marathon and 5k.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Two undergraduate students from Baylor University, Yoomin Jo and Dan Dinh, received awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the leading scholarly scientific society in the field of toxicology.
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2018) – There is good news for Texas school children who start their day off with a school breakfast, according to the Texas School Breakfast Report Card produced by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative. Thanks in part to the passage in 2013 of Texas Senate Bill 376 – the “Universal Breakfast Bill” – and the implementation of alternative service models, Texas has become a national leader in school breakfast participation, moving up to 10th in the state rankings.
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2017) – For the second year in a row, the Baylor University School of Education has won a prestigious national honor in recognition of its Professional Development School (PDS) partnership with local schools.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2018) – Baylor University leadership, including President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Board of Regents Chair Joel T. Allison, will discuss the state of the University with the Baylor Family across Texas and the nation as part of the ongoing Baylor Conversation Series.
Marlene Neill, Ph.D, APR, an expert on public relations ethics and coauthor of the new book "Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job," said it is incredibly challenging for PR professionals when they feel their integrity is at stake or when they are at odds with their supervisors.
Baylor Religion Professor Mikeal Parsons Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2018) — Mikeal Parsons, Ph.D., professor and The Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2018 John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS).
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2018) – Baylor University has introduced a wait list for its incoming freshman class this fall based on strong demand among prospective students and the rate of deposits received at this stage of the admissions cycle.
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2018) – Ervin Davis, the former campus barber who cut the hair of thousands of Baylor University students, faculty and staff for more than 50 years, died Friday in Waco. He was 92.
Baylor’s Global Business Forum Addresses What Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Call Humanity’s “Biggest Existential Threat”
WACO, Texas (Mar. 9, 2018) – Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will host its 12th annual Global Business Forum, “The Automated World: Artificial Intelligence and Robots,” March 12-16, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (March 9, 2018) — This week at Baylor, renowned scholars, musicians and departments will offer lectures, concerts and events for the community to attend including the week long Global Business Forum.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – First responders with the Waco Fire Department and Baylor Department of Public Safety will participate in an exercise on campus at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 5-7), to evaluate the various agencies’ response in the event of a fire at Waco Hall, Waco Hall East, and Roxy Grove Hall. Please be aware that Waco Fire Department emergency vehicles will be on site. Emergency officials from both Waco and Baylor will be in and around the buildings as they walk through a detailed response plan.
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2018) — Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host a presentation on “Hope and Change for Youth in Anacostia” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – This spring break, Baylor Missions is sending 14 teams of 244 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni to six countries, including Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti and Mexico. Domestically, two Texas-based teams will focus on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston and the Gulf coast, a nursing team will volunteer in the colonias in McAllen and students will embark on a Civil Rights tour across the southeastern United States.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2017) – Baylor University will not hold classes Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9, for spring break. Some facilities will operate under varying schedules during the break.
Hallucinations, Full Moons and Coffee? Baylor Sleep Expert Debunks Common Sleep Myths that Might Just Help You Catch Some More Zzz’s Tonight
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps, hinders and happens while you are asleep?